Special Use Permits
All National Park Service areas require special use permits for certain activities to ensure the protection of our rich natural and cultural resources. Special use permit requests will be reviewed for potential resource damage and anticipated disruption of normal public use. Sitka National Historical Park requires a special use permit for the following activities:
*In addition to a permit, special permission or releases must be obtained to film certain artifacts, locations, artists, icons, and other items that are not under the control of the National Park Service, even though these are associated with Sitka National Historical Park.
The application for a special use permit may be downloaded (in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format) from this site. Most permits can be processed within a week, but some commerical filming permits may require thirty (30) days for administrative review. A non-refundable processing fee may be required to accompany this application unless the requested use is an exercise of a First Amendment right. You will be notified of the disposition of the application and the necessary steps to secure your final permit.
If you are not sure that your event requires a permit or have other questions, please contact:
Did You Know?
Alaska’s Governor John Brady asked leaders from several southeast Alaska villages to donate totem poles for public exhibitions outside of Alaska, and eventually, for display at Sitka’s popular public park. More than a dozen Tlingit and Haida poles were placed along the park’s trail in 1906. More...